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Box Elder, 8” x 3” finished with Watco Butcher Block oil. This bowl will be given to my best friend and his wife.
-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"
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#1 posted 11-12-2010 03:21 PM
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#2 posted 11-12-2010 03:24 PM
Great job it will make a fine gift
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#3 posted 11-12-2010 03:31 PM
That is really nice.The turquoise inlay gives it a real class touch.
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#4 posted 11-12-2010 03:33 PM
Nice bowl. I like the inlay also..
-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened
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#5 posted 11-12-2010 04:03 PM
Man that grain in that Box Elder is amazing. I need to get my hands on some of that stuff. This is nice work. What gave you the idea for the turquoise inlay? Was that a creative way to fill a crack/void in the wood or was it just something you thought would look cool? Either way, it definitely works.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc
#6 posted 11-12-2010 05:12 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments.Doc, There was a naturally occurring void in this piece and I had some turquoise laying around and figured I’d practice doing some inlay. I actually had to re-do it three times to get it acceptable. I tried crushed turquoise powder first and some of it came out while I was sanding. I dug it all out and tried again but this time the CA glue wouldn’t soak into the powder, it just rolled off the side of it. Third time was a charm. I used small turquoise stones instead of the powder and it came out pretty good. Its pretty cool to look at in person. The stones look kinda like they are just floating in there. I’m pleased with it and I hope my buddy and his wife will be as well.
#7 posted 11-12-2010 05:32 PM
So Zeke,is that a two part?I’ve used metal powder b4 and mixed with two part.I wondered if this was the same?
#8 posted 11-12-2010 06:24 PM
Naw Jamie, it is just thin Loctite CA glue. I think the two part would be better for the powder turquoise because, if I’m not mistaken, you can mix in the powder with it and then apply it to your work piece. I could be wrong, I was once before,haha.
#9 posted 11-12-2010 07:07 PM
Thanks Zeke,I’m busy with a Shrine that I want to do a Greene & Green style of inlay.So it is going to be a big learning curve.
#10 posted 11-12-2010 07:12 PM
Good luck Jamie. I’m sure it will turn out great.
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#11 posted 11-12-2010 08:51 PM
Soooooooooo pretty, I am sure they will love it.
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#12 posted 11-13-2010 12:11 AM
Love the Turquoise look. I always wanted to try it. Where does a person get like the Turquoise pieces and or powder to do that with? Or any kind for that matter.
#13 posted 11-13-2010 01:32 AM
WC, I got my inlay material from the “Woodturners Catalog” online. You can also get it off ebay, just search “inlay material” and something should pop up for you.
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#14 posted 11-13-2010 03:55 AM
great way to add interest and create a point of difference, I am sure your mates will love this piece. great job
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#15 posted 11-14-2010 03:10 AM
BEAUTIFUL TURNING, NICE JOB ON THE INLAY, AND THE BOWL. NICE FINISH AND GRAIN. GREAT LOOKING PIECE FOR YOUR FRIEND.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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